Luke Rinne is New Director of Athletic Communications

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Lewis Athletics Announces Luke Rinne as Director of Athletic Communications

Published: January 8, 2018.

Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek announced on Monday (Jan. 8) that he has hired Luke Rinne as the Flyers' new Director of Athletic Communications.

"Luke Rinne is a great addition to our staff," Planek said. "His overall experience and his knowledge of the GLVC and our member institutions really were critical in this mid-year hiring process.

"His learning curve will be short and he should be able to build on our department's critical communication's team."

Rinne comes to Romeoville after serving the past nine-plus years as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Missouri S&T in Rolla, Mo.

"I am excited to be joining the Lewis family and want to thank Dr. Planek for this opportunity," Rinne said. "The Flyers have a tradition of success on the playing field and in the classroom and I'm thrilled to be a part of that.

"I look forward to working with the coaching staff and student-athletes to help them attain their goals through the mission of the University."

Prior to his stint at Missouri S&T, Rinne spent a year working at Webster University, a Division III school in St. Louis, overseeing all 14 sports in the department. He served in that role until June 2008.

Rinne earned his bachelor's degree in public relations with a minor in marketing from the University of Central Missouri in 2003.

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